ERIC Number: ED469597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, 2001. Award Ceremony.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.; National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc.; Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, Alexandria, VA.
Community-based prevention efforts to curb substance abuse problems in the United States have led to significant reductions in substance use and abuse. Many of these efforts have been carried out under the leadership of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) as well as State alcohol and drug abuse agencies. These prevention efforts are rooted in the belief that communities themselves offer the most effective approach for planning, implementing, and evaluating prevention efforts that can best respond to the specific needs of community members. The Exemplary Awards program recognizes prevention programs in two tracks: Promising Programs--those that have positive initial results but have yet to verify outcomes scientifically, and Model Programs--those that are implemented under scientifically rigorous conditions and demonstrate consistently positive results. The Exemplary Awards recognize prevention programs that are innovative and effective and that successfully respond to the needs of their target populations, both as Promising Programs and Model Programs. This booklet briefly describes the 30 programs that received the 2001 Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Awards that may be adapted and replicated by communities nationwide. (GCP)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Community Programs, Drug Abuse, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Substance Abuse
For full text: http://modelprograms.samhsa.gov/pdfs/2001exemplary.pdf.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.; National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc.; Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Produced with the National Prevention Network.